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PAYG pension systems with capital mobility

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  • MARCHAND, Maurice
  • PESTIEAU, Pierre
  • PIASER, Gwenaël

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Consider an overlapping generation growth model involving identical countries whose fiscal policy reduces to a pay-as-you-go system with flat rate benefits and uniform payroll tax rate. In autarky, the tax rate is chosen so as to achieve a compromise between intragenerational and intergenerational redistribution. Assume now that there is capital mobility in a setting where national government act more cooperatively. This paper studies how the tax is affected by this combination of capital mobility and non cooperation. It shows that the tax rate increases and henceforth capital accumulation decreases as the number of countries involved increases.

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  • MARCHAND, Maurice & PESTIEAU, Pierre & PIASER, Gwenaël, 2004. "PAYG pension systems with capital mobility," CORE Discussion Papers 2004031, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
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    1. Yvonne Adema & Lex Meijdam & Harrie Verbon, 2009. "The international spillover effects of pension reform," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer;International Institute of Public Finance, vol. 16(5), pages 670-696, October.
    2. Raymond Batina, 2012. "Capital tax competition and social security," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer;International Institute of Public Finance, vol. 19(6), pages 819-843, December.
    3. Mariangela Bonasia & Rita De Siano, 2016. "Population Dynamics and Regional Social Security Sustainability in Italy," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 50(1), pages 124-136, January.
    4. Kuhle, Wolfgang, 2012. "Dynamic efficiency and the two-part golden rule with heterogeneous agents," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 34(4), pages 992-1006.

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    Keywords

    pay-as-you-go pension; tax competition; capital mobility;

    JEL classification:

    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • H73 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Interjurisdictional Differentials and Their Effects
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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